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a counselor providing an individual counselling approachWhen it comes to addiction treatment there are numerous types of facilities and programs, and some will offer individual counseling sessions while others rely solely on group counseling instead. Individual counseling has been shown to be one of the most effective methods used in order to provide addiction treatment, but this method comes at an additional cost. While Group therapy does have benefits and should be included in any addiction treatment program, but it is also very important that individual counseling is also offered. Every individual will have diverse reasons for there substance abuse. Group sessions might not delve into the specific reasons for the individual’s substance abuse, and this can leave the individual without the needed insight and resources to gain a permanent recovery. In order to overcome the addiction, all of the contributing causes must be uncovered and addressed, and this can only be done one-on-one. Programs that offer individual counseling will typically cost more because of the higher expense involved, but in many cases repeat addiction treatment will not be needed as a result. In the individual sessions, a therapist will be working with you to discover why the substance abuse and addiction occur, and they will work towards eliminating these hidden problems. This eliminates any need to use drugs or alcohol. Often substance abuse is an attempt to cover up hidden pain or trauma or to fill a void inside. Individual sessions can help the patient work through these issues in a private setting and with complete confidentiality. There is no embarrassment or concern about what others in the group will think, and that means recovery can occur faster and with permanent positive results can be achieved.

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